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Posted by whitecap 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 7, 10 at 11:13

An unfortunate characteristic of cedar sage, to wit: blooming with each bloom concealed deep within the husk, with the result that the blooms can't be seen. Mine started doing this when the temps began rising into the 90's. It is otherwise growing nicely, showing litle stress. Probably not a wise choice for midsummer color. I've read that it may resume normal blooming when the weather begins to moderate.

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RE: Cleistogamous

I had to look 'cleistogamous' up on-line. Very interesting:

"Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud. The fertile flowers of the violet are inconspicuous and cleistogamous, while the plant's more familiar showy flowers are usually infertile."

Is this why violets are referred to as "shy"?

I didn't know flowers did that. I'm not sure if the little red sage I have is Cedar sage, I thought it was, but it's blooms are still showing and out there.

Anyway, thanks for introducing me to a new word :-)

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